The Cost of a “Facebook” Libel

An interesting case in this week’s news about a woman who accused her ex-husband of “trying to kill her” on Facebook, who lost both a High Court libel case in 2016 and more recently, an appeal against that verdict, has been left with a legal bill estimated to be £200,000. The story of Nicola Stocker Read More …

Limitation – How Long Do You Have To Take Action?

In the UK (England and Wales) these are the relevant dates for limitation for the listed causes of action: Contract: Six years from the Date of Breach Tort (excluding Personal injury and latent damage): Six years from the date the damage is suffered. Personal injury: Three years from the date the damage occurred or the Read More …

Removal of Company Directors

The office of UK Company director may be vacated by statute, by death, or under a provision in either the Company’s Articles of Association or, if one exists, a Shareholders Agreement. Looking at each “Vacation” method in turn: Statutory Vacation This can arise by: • the director retires having reached the relevant age limit; • Read More …

Polythene firm fined after its safety failings left employee with permanent injuries

A Widnes based polythene manufacturer, which makes film for the food industry, has been ordered to pay £40,000 following its prosecution for safety failings. The accident occurred on 21 January 2014 during a night shift when the employee was operating a multi-winder machine that converts logs of stretch film polythene into smaller hand sized reels. Read More …

Solicitor Document Certification Services

CERTIFY YOUR DOCUMENTS IN CENTRAL LONDON SAME-DAY SERVICE DURING OFFICE HOURS Contact Us Today For Urgent Enquiries: 020 8004 7016 / jabrams@gadlegal.co.uk Certify a document as “a true copy of the original” by getting it signed and dated by a professional person, like a solicitor! Our Central London Solicitors Office is located in the Chancery Read More …

Compensation for Disrepair

If you are renting a property from a private landlord or a registered social landlord, your landlord has a duty to ensure your home is kept in good condition, particularly in relation to the structure and exterior of your home, water pipes, toilets, sinks, baths and showers, services including gas and electricity and to ensure Read More …

Pay Now Don’t Pay Later …

As a solicitor in the Dispute Resolution Department I often see families who have been torn apart fighting over a loved one’s estate, claiming “It’s what they would have wanted”. Without a properly drafted and executed will, no-one can confirm that. However, even if there is a will, often a family member or friend is Read More …

Interest Rate Swap and Hedging Product Misselling

In July 2012, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) (Now the Financial Conduct Authority) confirmed that it had discovered serious failings by major British banks who had been mis-selling interest rate swap and hedging products to individuals and SMEs in the UK since 2001. Interest rate swaps were sold by banks to act as protection to Read More …